Ben Cook, last weekend, took 2nd spot in state championship road race. While 2nd would be the best that many cyclists could expect for at a state race, the fourteen year old rider from Greenbrae has quite well – two times.
Earlier, Cook won state championship criterium in the thirteen to fourteen age group as well as the state championship time trial in thirteen and fourteen age group. This is not quite bad for someone who begun biking just two years ago.
Cook’s coach on Team Swift, Laura Charameda told that she could see from the beginning that he and the natural talent and ability. He is also a great teammate, a well spoken nice young man. While success in cycling has come very quick, it took some time for Cook to find something he preferred.
Growing up in Virginia, Ben never took part in a whole lot of sports and he was quite overweight. When he moved to Marin with his family two years ago, Ben started riding very casually. And after that he just fell into that.
For the next 6 – 7 months, he just rode with his friends and parents, without getting serious about it. Later he decided to race. His first race turned out to be 2012 state championship criterium in the 13 – 14 age group. He got 5th the last position on the podium. He told that he was not very sure how did these things happen. But he was sure that he wanted this to happen. Later he joined Team Swift where there were several riders of his age.
Born in Liguria, Alessandro Petacchi is one of the greatest professional cyclists from Italy. He has left his mark as a great sprinter, who knows how to handle his bicycle and leave his mark on the world of great cyclists.
His feat in the tracks includes winning 183 titles in the 18 years of his career and this ensures that he has beat many competitors and has seen many people leaving the track without any medals. He considers himself lucky when he sees all the medals and other decorations which adorns his shelves and walls. Though he was a very talented cyclist, he was not free from controversies and other factors which surround the legends.
In the year 2007, Alessandro Petacchi was disqualified from cycling as he was caught in the scandal of doping. This was a very traumatic experience for him and was a very turbulent time for him. As a great professional player, he had ensured that he left him mark in the world of cyclists.
This was the time when he did not have to work had to win titles and achieve success. The confidence which was instilled in him took him to the top of the charts automatically. Though a very talented cyclist, and had been tipped for the top by Unibet, he was banned from cycling in the year 2007.
The court passed a judgment which proved him to be free of all charges and this was a great boost to his career and offers his fans with great means of entertainment. He was one of the greatest sprinters the world has seen and his cycling skill has been a great mode of inspiration for many players both nationally and internationally. From one event to the next, Alessandro Petacchi has left his mark for the world to see and for other professionals to follow as a great example.